Anonymous can effect positive change by hacking the right targets when the moment calls. But they screwed up big time in Missouri in the killing of an innocent black kid in Missouri.
Veteran Black Hat attendees tend to leave their mobile devices in their hotel rooms -for good reason!
A database containing the sensitive personal details of eBay users has been hacked.
French hardware company LaCie, which advertises its products as secure data storage, is the latest hacker-breached company — and this one’s a doozie.
Facebook streamlined PHP, made it better, and that Hack was now the official language running the site used by 1.2 billion users.
An EA games server has been hacked and is being used to host a phishing site that steals Apple IDs, according to a report from security firm Netcraft.
What do you get when a bunch of Netflix engineers participate in an internal hack day competition? Lots of really cool stuff, of course.
It seems Snapchat’s “fixes” for a number of its security problems just aren’t sticking.
Did last week mark the end of the Internet of Things and the beginning of the Internet of Things That Can Turn Hostile If You’re Not in the Right Group? Several recent news events suggest it did.
Target and law enforcement working with the retailer on its latest hack will testify before the House of Representatives during the first week of February.
After dealing with a hack that exposed 4.6 million phone numbers of its users, Snapchat apologized today for an increase in spam on the self-destructing photo app.
Snapchat finally offered an apology for its recent hack today after confirming that it has changed the way the vulnerable Find Friends feature works.
Visitors to Skype’s social media services may have seen some surprising messages yesterday.
Sometimes a hack isn’t the fancy, invisible coding-footwork you might expect. Sometimes a hacker needs to literally cut a hole in its target.
“Two hacks totaling about 4,100 BTC have left Inputs.io unable to pay all user balances,” the company said on its site. “I know this doesn’t mean much, but I’m sorry, and saying that I’m very sad that this happened is an understatement.”
Social sharing site Buffer has been hacked, and it’s halting its service until it figures out what happened.
WhatsApp, the popular free messaging app, was hacked and defaced yesterday — but don’t worry, it was only the website.
A group of pro-Syrian regime hackers attacked the Washington Post this morning, redirecting posts to the group’s website.
Apple has restored a number of its dev center sites after taking them offline last week.
Apple’s developer site is still down following a very public hacking attack by Ibrahim Balic last week, in which he downloaded over 100,000 developers’ private contact information. But Balic finally has what he wanted all along: recognition from Apple of his efforts.
“Write ten lines of code and you’ll have two-factor authentication on your site,” CEO Robert Masse told me a few days ago in Montreal. “You still own the customer, and it’s completely free.”
App.net cofounder Bryan Berg noticed that LinkedIn was DNS-hijacked tonight and that traffic was rerouted to a shady India-based site, www.confluence-networks.com. That’s bad for LinkedIn, but there’s worse news for you.
LivingSocial, the international daily deals company, is alerting 50 million of its members to hack that left names, emails, birthdays, and hashed passwords exposed.
A group of pro-Syria hackers accessed NPR’s systems after the publication won a Peabody Award for its reporting on the country.
Security! Evernote says users’ email addresses and passwords have been hacked. Here’s what you need to do next.
Apple’s not invulnerable, after all.
The Secret Service is looking to a hack on the email accounts of former President George W. Bush and five of his family members and friends.
Twitter admitted today that it was hacked recently, saying “the attack was not the work of amateurs, and we do not believe it was an isolated incident.”
Microsoft is investigating vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer that would allow hackers to potentially gain access to any private information you enter on-screen.
Attackers breached insurance provider Nationwide’s systems in October, stealing the mother lode of personally identifiable information. The company says law enforcement is currently searching for the hackers.
Facebook says reports that its servers have been hacked by Anonymous are false, and that the company is actually experiencing outages on the European continent.
Jack Dorsey confessed something on stage here at Techonomy Detroit today: He hacked into the world’s largest dispatch company’s email system in order to get a job.
Last week Anonymous claimed it plucked 12 million unique identifiers associated with iPhones from an FBI laptop. Today, however, a Florida publishing company says it was actually its servers that were hacked.
Tenable Network Security has taken $50 million in its first round of funding for its software that protects against cyber crime.
For secrets, there’s nowhere safer than the inside of your head, right? Wrong. Commercially sold electrode-headsets, often used in gaming, can be hacked to extract your ATM pin number, birthday month, location, and more.
Over 500,000 credit card numbers in Australia were discovered compromised today, stolen through a hack on a business’ point of sale system.
Amazon no longer allows you to change account information over the phone, after Wired reporter Mat Honan shared his story of how weak security in Apple and Amazon led to a major hack on his digital life this week.
You don’t often hear about planes crashing in mid-air. The systems they have in place have done a fairly good job at keeping passengers safe. But safety and security are two different things, and while the systems may work, one researcher has found they are scarily easy to hack.
Apple is continuing its fight against a Russian hacker who is supplying a way for iPhone users to download in-app purchases without paying. The company is now including a unique identifier in all in-app purchase receipts, according to MacRumors.